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Tribute To Noel Ryan
Patsy Watchorn's visit to the Thomas Davis GAA on Nov. 7 was a special one, as the following report from Mandy Byrnes clearly details:
We had a great gig on Fri night in Tomas Davis; the club ran the night as a tribute to the late Noel Ryan and his family, 1000 tickets sold, and the gig was attended by 450 people, about 25 prizes for the raffle. Tony Collins opened the show and was brilliant, and he was followed by Dance Force,featuring the O'Briens sisters, (Patsy's soninlaw's sisters) and they took sparks out of the dance floor which was made especially for the night.
Than Patsy agus a chairde took to the stage and were very well received, the place was jumping, 2 and a half hours later they were still jumping after 3 encores the boys were able to finish, what can only be described as a major success, and all credit has to go to the wonderful committee, here are some of the people and apologies to anyone we left out: Thanks to Sam Payne, Con Fleming, Con Deasy host and compere for the night, if he's not careful he could get the Rose Of Tralee job.
A beautiful bouquet of flowers was presented to Stella, Noel's wife, who made a very moving speech about Noel & their love for each other and all their friends and family. It was obvious from the response that they were indeed very well thought off and respected.
It was an Honour for Patsy to be asked to perform on the night.
Noel May You Rest In Peace.